ERIC Number: EJ527589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Evidence on Omitted Variable Bias in Earnings Equations.
Griffin, Peter; Ganderton, Philip T.
Economics of Education Review, v15 n2 p139-48 Apr 1996
Using National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data, this study finds that education rates of return vary across racial/ethnic groups because of differing human capital investments made by families in each group. School quality also matters. Nearly the entire white/black earnings gap would disappear if black children had school and home characteristics resembling those of whites. (21 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth